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Shock: SC Bern also loses the second game under coach Söderholm
(sda) Lugano, who used to be bottom of the table, secured their third win in a row with a 5-1 win over Bern. As a result, the team of the young coach Luca Gianinazzi improved to 11th place.
Luca Fazzini and Marco Müller from the Swiss players from Lugano set decisive accents. Fazzini responded to Sven Bärtschi’s goal on the guests’ power play with a quick 1-1 draw. And Marco Müller produced the final result with a shorthander five minutes before the end of the game and shone with a total of three scoring points.
With a difference of more than four goals, Lugano have failed to win a league game at home against Bern in recent years. An important factor in Ticino’s sovereign success was Mikko Koskinen. The Finnish goalkeeper made several key saves that thwarted a Bern rebellion.
The SCB conceded the eighth defeat of the last ten direct duels. Also, Bern lost their second game under their new manager Toni Söderholm.
Sunday results: Lausanne 3-2 SCL Tigers (0-1, 1-1, 2-0). Gin/Servette – Ajoie 5: 2 (0: 0, 3: 1, 2: 1). Lugano – Bern 5: 1 (2: 1, 2: 0, 1: 0).
Classification: 1. Geneva/Servette 22/52 (89:50). 2. Biel 21/41 (77:60). 3. Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 21/38 (72:55). 4. ZSC Lions 18/34 (61:38). 5th movement 21/34 (64:66). 6. Freiburg-Gottéron 19/33 (54:44). 7. Davos 22/32 (67:69). 8. Berne 22/31 (61:66). 9. Ambri-Piotta 23/29 (68:72). 10. Climbing 28/21 (53:81). 11. Lugano 21/26 (60:65). 12. Lausanne 22/26 (57:72). 13. SCL Tigers 22/25 (54:70). 14. Joy 23/18 (57:86).
Tennis: Novak Djokovic wins ATP Finals in Turin
(sda) Serbian Novak Djokovic (ATP 8), 35, wins the tournament at the ATP Finals in Turin. Djokovic wins the final against Norwegian Casper Ruud (ATP 3) in 92 minutes 7:5, 6:3. Djokovic triumphs at the Masters for the sixth time, claiming the trophy as many times as Roger Federer.
Read our background report here: As tumultuous as the tennis season began for Novak Djokovic, it ends triumphantly
Car: World champion Verstappen also wins in the season finale
(sda) Max Verstappen ends his second world championship season with a win. The Dutchman wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with Red Bull for the third time in a row.
Second was Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari, who also secured second place in the drivers’ championship ahead of Sergio Pérez. The Mexican in the other Red Bull, who was tied on points with the Monegasque for the season finale in the Persian Gulf, completed the podium in third place.
Team Alfa Romeo drivers Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas fell out of the points in 12th and 15th place. However, the Hinwil racing team was able to successfully defend sixth place in the Constructors’ Championship against Aston Martin. .
Read our end-of-season assessment here: The next triumph for the insatiable, but now it’s getting tougher for Red Bull: regulations are holding back world champion Verstappen.
Final classification of the World Cup (22 Grand Prix plus sprints at Imola, Spielberg and São Paulo). Driver: 1. Verstappen 454 (World Champion/5)*. 2. Leclerc 308 (3)*. 3. Perez 305 (3)*. 4. Russell 275 (3)*. 5. Sainz 246 (2)*. 6.Hamilton 240 (2)*. 7. Norris 122 (2)*. 8 Ocon 92 9 Alonso 81 10 Bottas 49 11 Ricciardo 37 12 Vettel 37 13 Magnussen 25 14 Gasly 23 15 Stroll 18 16 Schumacher 12 17 Tsunoda 12 18 Zhou 6 19 Albon 4 20 Latifi 2 21 De Vries 2 – Teams: 1 Red Bull- Honda 759 (8)*. 2. Ferrari 554 (5)*. 3.Mercedes 515 (5)*. 4. Alpine-Renault 173. 5. McLaren-Mercedes 159 (2)*. 6th Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 55th 7th Aston Martin-Mercedes 55th 8th Haas-Ferrari 37th 9th AlphaTauri-Honda 35th 10th Williams-Mercedes 8th – * 1 extra point for fastest lap in Grand Prix (if placed in top ten). – Sprints: 8 points for the winner, then down to 1 point for eighth.
Alpine skiing: Only Mikaela Shiffrin drives faster than Wendy Holdener in Levi’s slalom
(sda) Wendy Holdener was on the podium again in a World Cup slalom. The Schwyz native finished second in race two in Levi, Finland, behind Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA, who won again.
Holdener missed his first World Cup victory in a slalom by 28 hundredths. Despite an excellent performance in the second round, with which he regained two places in the final, the premiere again did not come to fruition. The Central Swiss native placed in the top three for the 30th time in her special discipline. As the day before, the Slovakian Petra Vlhova was third. There were also World Cup points for Michelle Gisin (16), Nicole Good (19) and Aline Danioth (28).
Alpine ski. Levi (END). Women’s Slalom World Cup: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (United States) 1:52.21. 2. Wendy Holdener (SUI) 0.28 behind. 3. Petra Vhova (SVK) 0.68. 4. Lena Durr (GER) 0.97. 5. Sara Hector (SWE) 1.42. 6. Leona Popovic (CRO) 1.62. 7. Zrinka Ljutic (CRO) 1.79. 8. Catherine Liensberger (Australia) 1.85. 9. Laurence St-Germain (CAN) 2.01. 10. Thea Louise Stjernesund (NOR) 2.24. – 16. Michelle Gisin (SUI) 2.50. 19.Nicole Bueno (SUI) 3.11. 28. Aline Danioth (SUI) 6.02. – General classification (after 2 of 39 races) and slalom (after 2 of 11 races): 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 200. 2. Wendy Holdener (SUI) 125. 3. Petra Vlhova (SVK) 120. 4. Lena Dürr (GER) 100. 5. Sara Hector (SWE) 81. 6. Anna Swenn Larsson (SWE) 80. – 20. Aline Danioth (SUI) 16. 21. Michelle Gisin (SUI) 15. 25. Nicole Good (SUI) 12. 29. Camille Rast (SUI) 9.
Tennis: Riedi advances to top 200 thanks to tournament win
(sda) Qualifier Leandro Riedi won a tournament at ATP Challenger level for the first time in Helsinki. The 20-year-old from Thurgau gave the Czech Tomas Machac, world number 112, no chance in the final with a 6:3, 6:1 victory. Now Riedi will advance to the top 200 of the ranking on Monday.
Moto: A victory for world champion Aegerter at the end
(sda) Dominique Aegerter has capped his successful season in the Supersport World Championship with another victory. The world champion achieved his 17th victory in the 24th and final race at Philipp Island, Australia. The Bern Yamaha rider has a total record of 498 points in the general classification and is 110 points ahead of his brand colleague Lorenzo Baldassarri from Italy. Aegerter is rewarded for his strong performances in the Supersport World Championship. Yamaha promoted the 32-year-old to the top Superbike World Championship for next year at the end of September.